I have to tell you that it's been an 'interesting' week - yes, that's a euphemism - I can't help but wonder if there is some madness in the suddenly wintery weather. Regardless, in the spirit of my many Stateside readers enjoying a day of thanks I re-wrote this post to give it a more positive spin and I already feel a bit better - I need to include some points of gratitude in my daily journaling. So here we go...
- I'm thankful that I finished a mini hot water bottle cover using the Cosy Colourblock Shawl the day before Little Miss' eardrum went pop. She's fine now, but has been in a lot of discomfort. (This cute little version will be available as a written pattern on the blog next week and you can pick up the mini hot water bottles on Amazon for around £2 if, like me, you don't have many shops around.)
- I'm thankful to Ysolda for her excellent summary of the "VATMOSS debacle and the possible options to work around it. If you have missed this, it's something that you should be aware of as it will be sure to have a significant impact on the knitting/crochet community and the way that we buy and sell patterns and digital content. It will inevitably lead to higher pattern prices for all of us 'Inter-Knitters'*.
- I'm so very thankful for my lovely mum who walked the dog, took My Boy to school AND managed to do some test / sample knitting for a few of the new patterns that are nearing completion - oh yes, I've been busy! (Just not sure if I can afford to sell them - see point above!)
- I'm thankful that there's a lot of exciting things to come in the next few weeks... if only I can catch up with myself.
I do hope that all those who celebrate have had a lovely Thanksgiving.*Is that phrase Cwtch-speak, or is it a 'thing'? It's shorthand for "Internet-savvy-knitters".